The Back To School Blues

Trust me, it's not about the 6 hours of free time I'll magically get back that has me singing the back-to-school blues.  Not even close.  Instead, it's the dent on my bank account.  School fees, new clothes, new gear all lumped into one single month... and enough to deck out two stylish boys. The game just got even pricier now that my eleven year old now wears mens' clothes.  You read that right, my son and my hubby can share shirts now. I'm not … [Read more...]

Send the Kids Back To School with Crayola

*Please note, the following contest is open to residents of Canada* It's quite possibly one of the best feelings out there.  Breaking into a brand new box of Crayola crayons.  Sliding them out of the top of the box, and making that first mark with them... Staying inside the lines, or not.  Maybe there aren't any lines.  Either way.  Brand new Crayola crayons are one of lifes really good things. It is the only brand I buy.  Really, truly. … [Read more...]

Get Mabel’s Ultimate Back To School Combo At Early Bird Pricing!

*This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. This is it.  I am officially a free bird! Well, in about nine and a half weeks, and only from 8am until 3pm. My last baby is going to school. MY LAST BABY IS GOING TO SCHOOL! ***insert angels singing here*** I've already begun talking up how fun school will be.  What the rules will be, and how he'll have to "be on … [Read more...]

Go Back To School With Laptop Lunches! {Giveaway}

I don't know about you, but at the beginning of each school year I am filled with inspiration!  I make exciting school lunches for Ben, that I know he'll be excited to eat... But by the time November rolls around I've lost my gusto.  I fall into making the same ol' sandwiches everyday, and yes...sometimes...even sending him with lunch money. This year I have two kiddos going to school, well - one going to 'big' school, and one in preschool 2 … [Read more...]

Going To Preschool

I believe in the power of preschool. I know that may seem bold, but my children do not go to daycare, they do not have a day home, or a regular babysitter.  They spend the majority of their days with me.  My husband and I work back to back shifts in the same restaurant, so the kids are either with one of us, or both of us.  If not with us, they're with their grandparents. We have lived life this way for the past 8.5 years...and it works for … [Read more...]

Back To School – Shopping Guide Announcement

School has only just let out for summer vacation, but in just a few short weeks, we'll all be lining up to get that Back To School shopping under way.  I have to admit, it is my very favorite shopping trip.  The smell of fresh paper, the new backpacks and pencils.  Ahh, if only it were me going back to school. Once again, here on A Busy Mommy, we will be sharing all the top notch items that we think you (and your kids) will love for back … [Read more...]

Back To School with Hanes

It's that time of year...Back to School!  My guess is you're shopping for new clothes for the kids,  I know...I'm doing it too.  Ben grew a whole inch over summer, making every single pair of pants he owns 2 inches too short, so I get to shop!  He quite literally needs a whole new wardrobe, except shirts.  For some reason my son has more shirts than I least 30. Last month Hanes found out my kid was rapidly getting bigger and they … [Read more...]

IronKids Gummies Vitamins

He wakes up every morning somewhere around 8am.  I pull him from his crib, a quick bum change.  His next steps are so routine, you can almost see the path he's wearing in the flooring.  Straight to the cupboard where the gummy vitamins are.  He loves them...To him, they're just candy.  He has no concept of what a vitamin is, but he knows about these.  And he knows exactly where they are kept.  When you have a picky eater, one that some days will … [Read more...]

Healthy Routine for Back to School

Forget January. September is when everything starts anew when you have school aged children! Deborah Lowther, family health blogger and mother of three, has survived 1065 school mornings and counting. While it’s true all parents dream of smooth and calm morning routines where everyone walks out the door for school dressed, fed, brushed and on time, the reality is most are in scramble mode, throwing lunches together, searching for permission … [Read more...]

Back To School with Barbie

I've always been a fan of Barbie.  When I was a little girl, I spend many hours playing with her hair, dressing her up and, well, making her kiss Ken.  At the time, I didn't realize what she was doing to me.  One day she was a doctor, another day she was a business woman...some days, she was a mom.  Barbie has had over 125 careers over her lifetime, she wore so many different shoes hats, and she taught me that I could be all of those things … [Read more...]

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